Cupping therapy boosts the immune system by moving blood and fluids in areas that may be stagnant or in a state of disease. As the lymphatics begin to flow, symptoms of illness, such as cold, flu, allergies, etc. may begin to subside. When you relieve pressure by lifting muscle and increasing blood flow, the body begins to relax. This deep relaxation initiates the nervous system, and it responds by creating a sense of peace and relaxation. Boosting the immune system in this specific way helps treat the common cold and flu by opening up the lungs and encouraging blood flow to the vital organs.
Cupping, when applied to pain points and places of inflammation, focuses on soft tissue with a gentle pressure. This initiates blood flow to the area and influences oxygen and healing at a cellular level. Cupping relieves stiffness, neck and back pain, chronic and acute conditions, arthritis and even headaches and migraines.
Cupping has been very successful at improving skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes and even cellulite. Cups may be applied throughout the body on the legs, back and even the face. Sometimes, oil is used before the cups are applied and they are moved during the treatment. This is referred to as Moving Cupping Therapy. Cupping therapy is also used to create an anti-aging affect because the motions help to relax facial muscles and move stuck lymphatic fluid, creating a look of lift and glow!
From a holistic perspective, pain and illness stems from stagnation in the body. Stagnation causes blocks, blockages cause congestion and feelings of heaviness, or general malaise, this then results in a stagnation or blockage of Qi, lymphatic and other vital fluids, blood and more. A result of stagnation and blockages is either physical body pain or mental emotion pain, such as depression, insomnia, PTSD, etc.
Here at Holistic Health Palm Beach, we use cupping therapy in conjunction with acupuncture, herbal medicine prescriptions, laser therapy, homeopathic injection therapy, among other techniques. Please call today and find out more about this therapy and how it may help you!